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More comments on the opposition’s by-election disaster

Wednesday, June 29th, 2022

Commentators on both sides of the political divide describe the performance of opposition parties at 70 local elections on Sunday as derisory. READ MORE

Opposition loses by-elections

Tuesday, June 28th, 2022

The Mayor of Budapest calls the results of Sunday’s local by-elections throughout the country ‘disheartening’. READ MORE

Weeklies on the fallout of the war in Ukraine

Monday, June 20th, 2022

Commentators try to make sense of the changes the war is triggering in Hungary’s international standing, in attitudes towards Russian culture as well as in Hungary’s national economy. READ MORE

Criticism of Ukraine’s accelerated EU accession

Saturday, June 18th, 2022

A pro-government analyst depicts the EU plans to grant Ukraine fast track membership as an impossible enterprise. READ MORE

Ryanair and government trade barbs

Friday, June 17th, 2022

A moderately pro-government news site writes that Ryanair’s CEO has been given a tough but fair answer to his harsh criticism of the new windfall tax imposed on airlines. READ MORE

Hungary beats England 4:0 in Wolverhampton

Thursday, June 16th, 2022

Following Hungary’s successive impressive defeats of England, home and away in the UEFA Nations’ League, commentators praise the national team and decry the behaviour of English fans who booed the Hungarian national anthem. READ MORE

Budapest names street after Gyula Horn

Wednesday, June 15th, 2022

Right-wing and liberal commentators are equally critical of the decision by the Budapest Municipal Council to name a street after former Socialist Prime Minister Gyula Horn. They oppose the decision on account of Horn’s past as a member of the communist militia set up after the 1956 revolution. READ MORE

Authorities launch probe into Ryanair

Tuesday, June 14th, 2022

A left-wing commentator dismisses as futile the government’s effort to find out if Ryanair was justified in transferring its windfall tax onto passengers. READ MORE

Government submits draft budget for 2023

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

A left-wing commentator accuses the government of proposing an illegitimate and extremely restrictive budget for 2023. His pro-government counterpart argues that the government will keep energy prices down and welfare spending high. READ MORE

Weeklies on the new government

Monday, May 30th, 2022

After the swearing-in of the new Cabinet ministers last week, the weeklies try to make sense of the new composition of Prime Minister Orbán’s government. Two left-wing weeklies lament the sad state of the opposition. READ MORE